The load issues mastodon.social is having makes me glad I'm the kind of nerd that sets up their own instance, but it sure does make it difficult to actually follow any of the people I know. 😞
@jhelwig Isn't it precisely the point of the federation system? That you can follow anyone no matter which instance they post from?
@anarschtroumpf That assumes that the instance they're on is up enough to be able to follow them in the first place.